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JOIN THE 10 - 10 -10 CLUB. 

10 minutes a day - 10 months a year - for ten years

To be extraordinary you have to do the ordinary an extraordinary amount of time. 

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  • Spend 10 minutes a day minimum doing specific tennis movements 
  • Shadow tennis ( i.e. 42 second drill)
  • Own the Cone!
  • Driveway Drills
  • Serve motion with sock as well as with a string hanging from the ceiling
  • Hit on a portable backboard or wall

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Million Time Club members have to be told a million times to do something.  Avoid this Club!  Do it the first time!

Parents, when you child complains or doesn't feel like training at home or they have thoughts like this, “None of my friends are doing this, they all get to play video games, go to the mall, etc.”  then help them to remind themselves:

  • Rule number one. Do exact opposite of what you want to do.
  • If you want abnormal results don't do what is normal.
  • Don’t be average.  Average is either the best of the worst or the worst of the best
  • If you don't have access to a backboard. You won't be any good. Find a wall!
  • If changes don't feel uncomfortable you are not making any changes.
  • Change requires commitment.
  • Tennis players need to be pigs. Who made the greater commitment when you eat bacon and eggs? The pig did, not the chicken.  
  • Your serve may not be bigger but your work ethic can be.
  • Brain memory. Skill is in the brain. To be great, you need to get the reps in. You won't be great any time soon. 10-10-10.
  • Practice is not designed for your pleasure. But for your improvement. 
  • Chase perfection. Catch excellence.
  • When do people change. When it becomes important to them. Or when it is too late.
  • Are you bored with your routine? Boredom is to insult one’s own intelligence. 
  • You are 6 inches from being great. The distance between your ears.
  • Winners train losers complain.
  • Are you a good player? Remember, good is the enemy of great.
  • Winners are never satisfied and losers are easily gratified.
  • How will you get better? Basics. If your basics are correct everything else will come together.  Get the basics down before anything else.
  • You are going to have to make a lot of sacrafices to get to where you want to get.
  • In order to get good, you’ll have to push yourself hard.  In order to be great, you’ll have to push yourself harder than anyone else.  If someone is practicing 8 hours a day, you will have to practice 10.
  • Hitting more balls than anyone else will make you a true professional.

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